Apple TV App Now Available on Select 2019 LG TVs

LG today announced that the Apple TV app and accompanying ‌Apple TV‌+ streaming service are now available on select 2019 LG TVs in the United States and more than 80 other countries.

The addition of the ‌Apple TV‌ app to LG's 2019 TV lineup follows the CES debut of new 2020 models that come with the ‌Apple TV‌ app pre-installed.


LG TV owners can access the ‌Apple TV‌ app from the LG Home app Launcher, and along with ‌Apple TV‌+, LG users can also subscribe to Apple channels and access their iTunes libraries to rent, purchase, and watch TV shows and movies.

The TVs that support the ‌Apple TV‌ app are also compatible with AirPlay 2, allowing users to share or mirror content from the iPhone, iPad, or Mac directly to an LG TV.

TV models that feature the ‌Apple TV‌ app as of today include the 2019 LED TVs and NanoCell TVs (series SM9X and SM8X). LG says that later in the month, the ‌Apple TV‌ app will also roll out on select UHD UM7X and UM6X models. The app will be available on 2020 models at launch.

In the future, LG also plans to bring the ‌Apple TV‌ app to 2018 models, but that won't be happening until later this year.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
8 months ago


Till LG learns to support their slightly older OLED models with new software, I'll not buy anything new from them. [We have a 77" OLED that's a few years old (OLED77G7), and feel abandoned by LG]
Using the vote by where I spend money once it get'll replaced.

Never rely on OS updates by TV manufacturers. No matter how expensive your TV is, you're buying it for the sheer size. The OS is crap and should be ignored. Buy Apple TV or Roku so that you can upgrade your smart box for cheap.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
8 months ago


None of the TV makers, saved except for Vizio, give any crap about their existing customers. They want you to either buy a new TV model while collecting and sell your viewing habits (Vizio included).

The only real solution is getting Apple TV, which sadly, is being neglected (both the hardware and tvOS).

The TV business is so ripe for disruption. A new entrant that comes in and provides Apple level of design, customer service and regular updates would own the industry, leaving the existing dinosaurs scrambling. I wish that were Apple itself but I've given up waiting.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
8 months ago
Till LG learns to support their slightly older OLED models with new software, I'll not buy anything new from them. [We have a 77" OLED that's a few years old (OLED77G7), and feel abandoned by LG]
Using the vote by where I spend money once it get'll replaced.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
8 months ago


Till LG learns to support their slightly older OLED models with new software, I'll not buy anything new from them. [We have a 77" OLED that's a few years old (OLED77G7), and feel abandoned by LG]
Using the vote by where I spend money once it get'll replaced.

LG doesn’t support any of their TVs as far as I am concerned. They had my 2018 TV for 6 months before they returned it unfixed because the issue was within limits. The backlighting made the TV look checkerboard and the repair person was blown away. the only thing LG adds is ads.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
8 months ago
And my 2019 B9 OLED. Just downloaded it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
8 months ago
I'm not sure why anyone would use this vs. a real Apple TV (?) It seems that you would just be letting LG harvest all of your activity to sell to third parties. I have a 65" LG OLED, and I would never let it connect to the internet. I couldn't care less about TV software updates - I want my TV to be "dumb" and just play whatever my Apple TV feeds it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Here's How You Can Download iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Around the World [It's Out]

Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:36 am PDT by
Apple's official public release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 dropped on Wednesday, September 16, just a day after the company released the Golden Master to third-party developers. Also set to be made available to the general public for the first time are watchOS 7 and tvOS 14. Getting Started With iOS 14 Video Click image to watch iOS 14 Getting Started While that's left a lot of developers...

When Will the iPhone 12 Launch? Here's What We Know

Wednesday September 16, 2020 6:12 am PDT by
Yesterday's "Time Flies" Apple event saw the release of the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad 8, and iPad Air 4, but no new iPhone models. Rumors before the event strongly alleged that it would not see the unveiling of new iPhones, with many reports pointing to an October launch. The lack of new iPhone models yesterday seems to confirm that the iPhone 12 lineup will not appear...

Apple Releases iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 With Home Screen Redesign, App Library, Compact UI, Translate App, Scribble Support, App Clips, and More

Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:48 pm PDT by
Apple has released iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, the newest operating system updates designed for the iPhone and iPad. As with all of Apple's software updates, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 can be downloaded for free. iOS 14 is available on the iPhone 6s and later, while iPadOS 14 is available on the iPad Air 2 and later. The updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To ...

Apple Releases Safari 14 for Mac Ahead of macOS Big Sur Launch

Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:40 pm PDT by
macOS Big Sur didn't launch alongside iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 today, with the update coming later this fall, but Apple did release the Safari 14 update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users. Safari 14 brings improved performance, customizable start pages, a Privacy Report to see which cross-site trackers are being blocked, and a new tab bar design that provides tab...

Apple Updates AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro Firmware to Version 3A283

Monday September 14, 2020 11:24 am PDT by
Apple today released new 3A283 firmware updates for the second-generation AirPods and the AirPods Pro. The second-generation AirPods are being updated from the 2D15 firmware they were previously running, while the AirPods Pros are being updated from the 2D27 firmware they had installed previously. Apple does not provide details on what's included in refreshed firmware so we don't know what's ...

Spotify Says Apple One Bundle Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm to Developer Community'

Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:26 pm PDT by
Apple today announced Apple One, a series of new subscription bundles that provide access to various Apple services at a combined monthly price. In response, Spotify sent out statements (via Peter Kafka) to the press decrying Apple's anti-competitive behavior and calling on "competition authorities" to stop Apple before it is able to cause "irreparable harm" to developers.Once again, Apple...

Apple Releases watchOS 7 With New Watch Faces, Family Setup, Sleep Tracking, Handwashing Help and More

Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:47 pm PDT by
Apple today released watchOS 7, the newest version of the watchOS operating system designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. The watchOS 7 update comes after several months of beta testing. ‌watchOS 7‌ can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at...

New AirPods Pro Firmware Introduces Spatial Audio Support and Automatic Switching

Monday September 14, 2020 12:22 pm PDT by
The new 3A283 firmware that Apple released for the AirPods Pro today appears to introduce support for Spatial Audio, a new feature coming to the higher-end AirPods with iOS 14. Multiple reports on Twitter and the MacRumors forums indicate that the firmware update adds a "Spatial Audio" option to the Control Center, which can be activated to enable the feature. Note that using Spatial Audio...

Here Are All of the New Apple Watch Faces Apple Announced Today

Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:55 pm PDT by
Apple today announced the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE, both of which will be compatible with new watch faces that are being introduced in the watchOS 7 update set to be released tomorrow. Apple has provided a video highlighting all of the new Apple Watch faces, with details on each one. GMT - The GMT face shows multiple time zones at once, while also taking into...

iOS 14.2 Beta Adds New Shazam Music Recognition Feature for Control Center

Thursday September 17, 2020 3:36 pm PDT by
Apple today released the first beta of iOS 14.2 to developers for testing purposes, and the new update introduces a Music Recognition control for the Control Center. The new feature lets you discover music playing around you and it recognizes the music playing with in apps, even when you're wearing AirPods. Songs pop up as notifications, and you can tap to listen in Apple Music....